Archives from September 2011

Last Edition of the Richmond Informer - 28 September 2011

This week’s edition of the Richmond Informer is the last that will be published.

30 September 2011 |

'Bamboo Sticks' Exercise in Marble Hill Park - 4 October 2011

On Tuesday 4 October at 9am, local resident Daphne Cotton is offering an introductory session to this unusual exercise routine in aid of Amnesty International. Otherwise known as the “Art of the Longevity Stick”, these exercises were devised as a whole body routine to promote health and well-being.

Practicing these exercises for 30 minutes a day will strengthen your body, build up your immune system and prevent the premature onset of old age. Suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Bamboo sticks will be provided.

29 September 2011 | around_town

The Coming of the Giants - Richmond 1918

On the evening of 29th January 1918 three huge Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI Riesenflugzeug “Giant” bombers of the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) took off from their base in Ghent, Belgium to attack London. The first plane ran into heavy anti-aircraft fire over Billericay and turned for home. It is not known where it dropped its bombs. The second ‘Giant’ was attacked by a night fighter over Tottenham in north London. It too decided to return home offloading its bombs near Wanstead. The third aircraft was also attacked near Hertford by a B.E 12 fighter flown by Capt. A Dennis of RFC 37 Squadron based at Goldhanger in Essex. This attack was unsuccessful and undamaged the ‘Giant’ turned south towards Brentford. Following the Thames towards its target the ‘Giant’ dropped its bombs. The first stick fell on the Old Deer Park, Richmond. The others landed in Brentford, Kew Bridge Road and Chiswick. That night 10 people were killed and the same number injured. According to reports there was little material damage.

29 September 2011 | around_town

Event Reminder: Richmond Youth Summit - 7 October 2011

As a precursor to Local Democracy Week 2011 Richmond Youth Partnership is hosting, on 7 October 2011, a Richmond Youth Summit with Dr Vincent Cable MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, Susanne Rauprich (NCVYS), Richmond Youth Forum and young people from across Richmond. To feature key note speeches, Q and A, themed workshops and discussion on the future of youth services and support in Richmond.

29 September 2011 | around_town

Reading Groups in Richmond Libraries

Explore new books! Discover new authors! Swap reading ideas in a friendly library environment!

Richmond libraries are keen to support and encourage local reading groups. Reading groups are a good way to meet new people and share your passion for reading. They are a great way to try out a range of different books and authors, developing and challenging your reading habits. Groups can read anything from crime to poetry, graphic novels to classics, or focus on a particular genre.

29 September 2011 | around_town

Autumn Half Term Activities - October 2011

Here are a few things to do this October Half-term with the kids. If you know of any more events, either email them to us at[/a> or add a comment.

29 September 2011 | around_town

Event Reminder: East Meets West - 8 October 2011

This is the very first acoustic concert in Horace Walpoles stunning Gallery at Strawberry Hill House. A champagne reception is followed by an exquisite recital of music which crosses the intellectual and culural arena of English and Indian classical music… with a subtle dusting of Jazz.

28 September 2011 | around_town

Lock Your Bikes!

Bikes are being stolen locally.

26 September 2011 | news

Duck Pond Market Comes to Richmond

Duck Pond Market is launching in Richmond on October 23rd, and will be a weekly Sunday market, taking place in the beautiful setting of Heron Square, just off Richmond (Bridge) Road, George Street and the riverside. Entrance is free, and the market will be open 10.30am - 3.30pm every Sunday. We’d love to see you there!

24 September 2011 | news

The Kingston Zodiac

Maybe it was a reaction to the horrors of the 1st World War but in the 1920’s there was a revival of interest in mysticism, paganism, ancient beliefs and the romantic tales of King Arthur and Uther Pendragon. We may have won the Great War but it was a brutal, messy business. In the myths and fairy tales of the dark past maybe we hoped to find a more civilised, more chivalrous heritage.

22 September 2011 | around_town

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